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Review: could Fish oil cause Sleeping difficulty?

Summary: Sleeping difficulty could be caused by Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 19,998 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 641 have Sleeping difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeping difficulty and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 20,968 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Sleeping difficulty

Sleeping difficulty (difficult sleeping) (latest reports from 781,485 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 20,139 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 641 people (3.18%) have Sleeping Difficulty. They amount to 0.08% of all the 787,825 people who have Sleeping Difficulty on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleeping difficulty in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Sleeping difficulty * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleeping difficulty5.56%11.11%11.11%27.78%11.11%27.78%5.56%

Gender of people who have Sleeping difficulty when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Sleeping difficulty59.84%40.16%

Age of people who have Sleeping difficulty when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleeping difficulty0.00%0.19%0.94%2.07%3.95%8.46%25.94%58.46%

Severity of Sleeping difficulty when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleeping difficulty15.79%52.63%31.58%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleeping difficulty ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleeping difficulty12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (66 people, 10.30%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (62 people, 9.67%)
  3. Depression (61 people, 9.52%)
  4. Pain (41 people, 6.40%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (40 people, 6.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (179 people, 27.93%)
  2. Vitamin d (123 people, 19.19%)
  3. Calcium (90 people, 14.04%)
  4. Simvastatin (87 people, 13.57%)
  5. Niaspan (85 people, 13.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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